The first item appraised on the episode of the Antique Roadshow aired on 26 May 2019 was a very nice silver stamp box with three stamp images in enamel to the lid. If you missed it, the episode can be seen on BBC iPlayer HERE. The item starts just over 2 minutes in.
BBC News this morning included a report commemorating the centenary of the closure of the WWI Internment Camp at Knockaloe on the Isle of Man.
The website (knockaloe.im), run by the charity keeping alive its memory, has photographs taken inside the camp. These include workshops, in one of which our stamp box would have been made.
It’s a beautifully made box and the maker has inscribed his (they were all men) prisoner number on its base.
We had an good turn-out for our drop-in session at Stampex. At least 35 people came to see us, many of whom knew little about stamp boxes; we hope we have engaged their interest.
We hope to repeat the event at next year’s spring Stampex (13-16 February 2019). So do put Saturday, 16 February 2019 in your diary and come to see us.
The Stamp Box Study Circle
(which manages this website)
is hosting a drop-in session at Stampex
at the Business Design Centre
Islington, London, N1 0QH
on Saturday, 15 September 2018
in Meeting Room B, from 10:30 to 12:00.
Do call in and see us and some stamp boxes.
The September edition of Gibbons Stamp Monthly, just published, has an article about stamp boxes. It references this website and we are delighted to return the compliment by commending the article to our readers. It is a basic introduction to stamp boxes, very informative, and the layout is a delight to the eye.
We start the year as we hope to go on – with the best of the best.
Spink has instructions to dispose of the illustrated Fabergé stamp box together with a significant quantity of less prestigious, but still interesting, stamps boxes and cases. At the time of writing, it is not known whether they will go to auction or be sold by private treaty. We will update readers when we know more; until then, any enquiries should be made to Spink.
This is an interesting snippet from the current edition (dated 23rd January 2016) of the Antiques Trade Gazette.
It shows a rare stamp box sold by leading Tunbridge Ware dealers Amherst Antiques.